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by Mary Lydon Simonsen

Category: Time Travel
Subcategory: Romance
Author: Mary Lydon Simonsen
ISBN: 061556867X
ISBN13: 978-0615568676
Language: English
Publisher: Quail Creek Publishing, LLC (November 15, 2011)
Pages: 314
Fb2 eBook: 1873 kb
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The protagonist, Beth, awakens in Elizabeth Bennet Darcy’s body in 1826, while her modern self is in a coma back in 2011 New Jersey.

The protagonist, Beth, awakens in Elizabeth Bennet Darcy’s body in 1826, while her modern self is in a coma back in 2011 New Jersey. A big mystery throughout the book is, where is Elizabeth Darcy? As a Janeite, Beth is able to pull off a reasonable facsimile of Mrs. Darcy, though it’s interesting to see where she blows her cover. With such a setup, the author is able to teach her readers oodles of interesting tidbits about what life would be like in Regency England, without dipping into any boring exposition.

Becoming Elizabeth Darcy book.

by Mary Lydon Simonsen. In 2010, American, Elizabeth Hannigan, suffering from the flu, falls into a coma and wakes up in the bed and body of Elizabeth Bennet Darcy. Beth soon realizes that the only way back to her life in the 21st Century is through the master of Pemberley, Jane Austen's Fitzwilliam Darcy. But first she must discover the dark secret that brought her to Pemberley in 1826 in the first place.

It delves into a world where every reader can get excited about the possibilities of what might have been. Royal wives and royal widows, Queen Adeliza and her stepdaughter, Empress Matilda, are the only two women to be titled "Lady of the English," a title that does not come cheap.

In 2010, American, Elizabeth Hannigan, suffering from the flu, falls into a coma and wakes up in the bed and body of Elizabeth Bennet Darcy.

Beth soon realizes that the only way back to her life in the 21st Century is through the Master of Pemberley, Jane Austen’s Fitzwilliam Darcy

Becoming Elizabeth Darcy is a story of love, loyalty, and loss, where a modern woman is called upon to resolve the problems of Jane Austen's . Used availability for Mary Lydon Simonsen's Becoming Elizabeth Darcy. November 2011 : USA Paperback.

Becoming Elizabeth Darcy is a story of love, loyalty, and loss, where a modern woman is called upon to resolve the problems of Jane Austen's most beloved couple. If you are a fan of Lost in Austen, you will enjoy the time-travel novel, Becoming Elizabeth Darcy. Genre: Paranormal Romance. Similar books by other authors.

Sullivan Mahady, and my mother, Hannah Mahady Lydon. You were a hearty breed. I owe so much to my family who read and reread the manuscript for this work of fiction, including my husband, Paul, my daughters and granddaughter, Meg, Kate, and Kaelyn, my sisters, Betty, Nancy, Kathe, Sally, and Carole. I couldn’t have done it without you. Cast of Characters.

Darcy and Elizabeth’s suffering adds a layer of seriousness to the story, but Simonsen really lightens the mood with Beth, her crusade to sanitize Pemberley, and all the anachronisms that can be expected when one travels from 2010 to 1826. Simonsen obviously loves Austen’s characters and knows how to have fun with them. Disclosure: Becoming Elizabeth Darcy is from my personal library.

Author Mary Lydon Simonsen. Books by Mary Lydon Simonsen: Mr. Darcy's Bite. 10 4. 9, 10. The Perfect Bride for Mr. Darcy. 8, 10. The Burning White.

In 2011, American, Elizabeth Hannigan, suffering from the flu, falls into a coma and wakes up in the bed and body of Elizabeth Bennet Darcy. Beth soon realizes that the only way back to her life in the 21st Century is through the master of Pemberley, Jane Austen's Fitzwilliam Darcy. But first she must discover the dark secret that brought her to Pemberley in 1826 in the first place. Becoming Elizabeth Darcy is the story of love, loyalty, and loss, where a modern woman is called upon to resolve the problems of Jane Austen's most beloved couple. If you loved Lost in Austen, you will enjoy the time-travel novel, Becoming Elizabeth Darcy.
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Dianazius
Actually 4.5 stars for me. My only quibble is that there is little development of Beth's relationship with her doctor when she finally returns to modern times, more just an epilogue, at the end of the book.

I have said in the past that I don't usually look for time travel novels but in recent months I have read several and found them well done. This is one of those. I especially like that the author does address issues which dispel any interest in really living in Regency times despite liking all those historical romance novels set in those times: the lack of personal hygiene or any awareness of the need for cleanliness ...anywhere...the kitchen, the commode, etc. And then there is the lack of knowledge about medicine, i.e., bloodletting, purges, etc. And Beth, our leading lady, is from a large loving Italian family so she has some issues with food, around which many of her family gatherings were centered back in the modern days from which she traveled.

Beth Harrigan spins into Pemberley as her sister in modern day is calling for an ambulance. Beth knows the story of Pride and Prejudice and so is "half-way" able to fit herself into Elizabeth Darcy's shoes. BUT she does have some morals, despite "loving" the Darcy in Jane Austen's story and despite quickly finding that the Darcy in 1826 is not a man in a book but flesh and blood and oh, so attractive, she resists falling into his bed until...? Is she ever going back to her modern day? Where is the other Elizabeth?, the one whose story of extreme grief, of depression, of miscarriages force Beth to expose who she really is and to relate her knowledge of how those conditions can affect a relationship to Will Darcy. Darcy is astute in seeing slight differences in not only Beth's appearance vs. Elizabeth's but also in her handling of day-to-day events, of her role and of her desires to give out massages, to change the menu, to actually go into the kitchen and try her hands at cooking, etc. And he does accept the whole idea of time travel so he helps shield her in fitting into his world.

There is some suspense about the permanency of the time travel and to where Elizabeth Bennet Darcy actually has gone. And at one point Darcy admits that he can love two women...but is that the love of spouse or dear friend? The physical attractions between the time traveler, Beth, and Will Darcy are hard to resist as William and Elizabeth had been celibate for many months. He is only too human, with all of a man's urges.

This is a story I recommend to all JAFF readers.
Wishamac
What happens when 21st century massage therapist Elizabeth Hannigan falls into a coma due to the H1N1 virus? She is escorted through a tunnel by a young boy and wakes in Regency England in the bed of Elizabeth Darcy at Pemberley?

With Mr. Darcy away on a business trip, Beth Hannigan, a tried-and-true fan of Austen's Pride and Prejudice, attempts to adjust to Regency life. But as a practitioner of alternative medicine, she is astounded by the threat of being bled (again!) by Elizabeth Darcy's doctor and demands that everyone wash their hands and brush their teeth...including her maidservant.

Beth also discovers that Fitzwilliam and Elizabeth Darcy have struggled with tragedy in their lives since their marriage: several miscarriages and finally the death of their ten-year-old son, David, who fell from his horse. Soon Beth realizes that David Darcy is the one who escorted Beth to Pemberley. Beth struggles with Becoming Elizabeth Darcy while retaining her independent spirit which includes tracking down the ingredients for Italian food and trying to mend the rift between Darcy and his wife.

But can Beth put aside her growing regard for Mr. Darcy? Or, if she returns to 2010, will she ever find her own Mr. Darcy?

This brilliant time-travel story (not a favorite genre of mine, BTW) was non-put-down-able; I read it in fewer than 24 hours. Incredible well-written and with a tragic poignancy not often seen in historical romance, <i>Becoming Mrs. Darcy</i> is a heart-warming and delightful read.

If I were not so very stingy with giving a "5" ratings on book reviews (which are saved for classics such as <i>Pride and Prejudice, Jane Eyre,</i> etc.), this book would have received a "5." But I'll give it a steady "4.5" and highly recommend it; it's a wonderful, thought-provoking, tender story of love restored despite tragedy and loss and two women who would not allow Mr. Darcy to live a life without the love of a truly good woman.
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